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4 Reasons for Security Vendor Consolidation

According to Gartner, by 2025, 80% of enterprises will have adopted a strategy to unify web, Cloud services and private application access from a single vendor’s security service edge (SSE). We know that cybersecurity is a top priority for IT funding. Business owners and CISOs need to invest in security technologies in a way that will drive resilience and promote productivity among their – probably largely digital – businesses.  Here are some of the key trends that are motivating IT decision makers to adopt a consolidated security infrastructure.

4 Reasons for Security Vendor Consolidation:

1. Information security is a major concern  

This is not surprising… In 2020, organizations prioritized digital capabilities to enable employee productivity, respond to customer expectations and embrace remote work. As digital adoption increased, risk and security issues rose as a significant concern.  

2. Hybrid work models are demanding a new approach  

Cloud applications have become a priority for all businesses as they enable their remote workforce. However, this also means increased vulnerabilities, so organizations need to enable this model in a risk-appropriate way. CISOs and other decision makers want to take a proactive approach of using integrated security technologies that will modernize operations and improve people’s work experience. 

3. Shortfall in cybersecurity talent  

On top of the added complexity in the threat landscape, the world also faces a huge shortfall in cybersecurity talent. Deploying managed security with a unified platform would shift the operational burden and create an opportunity for a more efficient operation by the IT staff.   

4. Automation, automation, automation!  

Automating systems and applications is the way to keep up with workforce enablement in a hybrid infrastructure. It can eliminate repetitive tasks and streamline daily operations. Without a robust integrated security platform, the opportunities to adopt automation become slim.  

Integrated solutions mean stronger security, easier deployment, and more efficient operations. Check out our posts on platform consolidation and learn more about why this strategy is reshaping how businesses invest in security. Now you can take the leap to simplified cybersecurity with ONE cohesive, intelligent, cloud-managed platform like WatchGuard's Unified Security Platform.

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